I sat down with NC State’s current class of 2026, including Lance Norris, Michael Cotter, Ryan Weaver, and newly announced Kyle Ponsler.
Cotter, the best 200 freestyler in the class, announced his decision today simultaneously with #14 Lance Norris; both are going to NC State in 2022.
Norris, the best 500 freestyler in the class, announced his decision today simultaneously with #17 Michael Cotter; both are going to NC State in 2022.
The TAC Titans found plenty of speed in August, including huge lifetime-best swims by ranked recruits Claire Curzan, Charlotte Hook, and Lance Norris.
14-year old Lucca Battaglini swam two more lifetime bests on Sunday to close a breakthrough meet in North Carolina this weekend.
Battaglia’s result on Saturday in the 100 fly moves him into 7th place all-time in the 100 yard fly among American 13-14 boys.
The rising high school junior has swum a new personal best virtually every time he’s left the blocks in 3 meets since racing restarted in July.
16-year old Hook continued to show off her versatility on Sunday. She has the fastest times in the class of ’22 in the 200 fly, 200 IM, and 1650 free.
Cotter, a rising high school junior, cut half-a-second off his best time in the 200 free on Saturday evening at the TAC Titans Invitational.
After her triple National Age Group Record effort last month, Claire Curzan was back in racing on Friday night in a dual meet against the Marlins of Raleigh.
Curzan went faster than Gretchen Walsh’s 15-16 NAG record in the 100 free, while she also hit a best in the 200 fly at the TAC Titans Intrasquad.
Claire Curzan swam faster than another one of her own National Age Group Records on Saturday, though there’s still not clarity on whether it will count.
16-year old Claire Curzan has swum a time faster than her own National Age Group Record in the 50 yard free, but it’s not clear if the swim will count.
I was joined by TAC Titans Lance Norris, Charlotte Hook, and Claire Curzan as well as coaches Bruce Marchionda and John Payne
There’s no clear #1 in the current crop of sophomores. The class centers on IMs and distance free, with some strong international ties and LCM swims.